mandibulectomy

man·dib·u·lec·to·my

(man-dib'yū-lek'tŏ-mē),
Resection of the lower jaw.
[mandibula + G. ektomē, excision]
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mandibulectomy

Resection of part of the mandible for cancer of the oral cavity, especially of the floor of the mouth; mandibulectomies can be either marginal (in which only the bone, teeth and adjacent soft tissues are resected and the mandible’s continuity is maintained) or segmental (where a complete segment of the mandible is removed).
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mandibulectomy

Surgical oncology The resection of part of the mandible for CA of the oral cavity, especially of the floor of the mouth; mandibulectomies can be either marginal, in which only the bone, teeth, and adjacent soft tissues are resected and the mandible's continuity is maintained, or segmental, where a complete segment of the mandible is removed. See Head & neck surgery.
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man·dib·u·lec·to·my

(man-dib'yū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Resection of the lower jaw.
[L. mandibula, jaw + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In case of a resection, appropriate and concise terms to be used would be mandibulectomy or maxillectomy with a prefix indicating the extent (hemi-, partial, or total).
The patient of Ca buccal mucosa who was re-radiated after 8 years of initial radiotherapy developed mandibular osteomyelitis about 11 months after the second course of radiotherapy and was subjected to partial mandibulectomy, excising only the affected part of mandible.
His method started with a midline bisection of the lower lip, then by segmental mandibulectomy and in-continuity radical neck dissection.
Bone involvement was seen in 5 out of 7 cases which had undergone mandibulectomy. DM was not present in any case at the time of initial diagnosis.
Numerous factors might contribute to the exposure of reconstruction plates used for primary mandibular reconstruction after mandibulectomy.
The large specimens included wide local excision, lobectomy, mandibulectomy, amputation and radical neck dissection.
(Figure 4) The tumor was resected with a left segmental mandibulectomy and a left supraomohyoid selective neck dissection was performed.
The other technique that was previously described, often used in mandibulectomy oncological surgery, is to have the plate transversing the anterior segment of the mandible.
The patient subsequently underwent right marginal mandibulectomy with 5 mm surgical margin via transcervical route utilizing a customized cutting guide for guidance of osteotomy (Figure 4(a)).
Approximately one month after the last treatment, radiographs, CT, lymph node biopsy, and a physical exam were performed to determine the status of the tumor and evaluate the feasibility of a mandibulectomy to remove the SCC.